Baron Cooper Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 | Pure hedonistic pleasure
The Baron Cooper Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 is dark ruby color. Wildberry fruits, boysenberry, black raspberry, dates, licorice, dried herbs, with gentle French oak spice. Bold, powerful wine, with a creamy mid-palate yet with a good freshness and chewy tannins. Good length with a warm, chocolatey finish. Drink now – 2025
Baron Cooper Winery Tasting Notes: The Baron Cooper Old Vine Zinfandel 2015 delivers pretty cranberry, wild strawberry, raspberry and red currant notes that mingle with the darker, sexier blackberry and boysenberry notes. There is also tomato leaf, sun-dried tomato, Sicilian Castelvetrano olive, Italian black licorice, and a soft hint of both finely ground black pepper and sandalwood. It is plush, round, soft and juicy on the palate with vibrant notes of olallieberry and boysenberry, and it finishes with a pleasant tartness, leaving the palate ready for the next bite or sip.
About Baron Cooper Winery and its Old Vine Zinfandel 2015
When we read the rave review from Martin Sheehan-Stross, Head Sommelier for Michael Mina Restaurant, of this 2015 Baron Cooper Old Vine Zinfandel, we had to try it ourselves. After all, as sommelier for one of San Francisco’s top Michelin-starred restaurants, Martin gets to try all of the world’s best wines. “This is what old-vine Zinfandel should be,” he gushed — a bold endorsement, but he was right on the money. Sourced from vines planted up to 100 years ago, this is a great example of Zinfandel as it was meant to be — bold, rich, creamy, with wild-berry, licorice, and spiced chocolate flavors. It’s pure hedonistic pleasure in a bottle. Just about the only other place you’ll find this wine is the winery itself, at $27.99; we have it today for $19.99 per bottle.
Greg Burns’ viticultural bloodline stretches five generations, back to when his family started growing grapes in the 1880s. One secret that has passed from generation to generation is that Zinfandel performs best when it is “bush-trained” — untamed and unfettered, resembling a gnarly and wild bush. And 40- to 100-year-old ungrafted bush-trained vines yield some of the most intensely complex, natural expressions of Zinfandel. The proof is in this decadent and layered Baron Cooper.
Locking into bottles of this Baron Cooper does more than just supply you with a delicious wine — “Baron Cooper” was named for a winery dog and a percentage of each sale is donated to Best Friends Animal Society, a nationwide animal rescue non-profit. We’re proud to be able to help support this organization’s vital work. Secure your share and be part of these great efforts.
Winemaker Greg Burns
Greg Burns is a fifth-generation descendant of Jessie’s Grove Vineyards & Winery. Greg is the director of, and Head Winemaker for Jessie’s Grove Winery. His family has been in Lodi since the 1850’s. All told, they have been growing grapes in the Lodi area since the 1880’s. He continues that legacy today having returned to manage his family vineyards in 1994. With 280 acres of grapes in full production, his selections for Jessie’s Grove Winery have been carefully hand selected. Greg is a fifth generation grape grower and first generation winemaker.
He has been actively making wine, commercially for the last 20 years. As Greg puts it, “ With Lodi’s heritage as an AVA and its rich history of producing high-quality grapes, making wine from your own heritage is a perfect balance”. Professional wine judging has been a passion of his for the last 15 years. Greg judges at the Cal State Fair to LA International and many others. He thoroughly enjoys his time with his wine peers feeling the passion for being the eternal student of wine.